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Georgia Drowning Accident Lawyer

by Casey W. Stevens

Casey W. Stevens is an experienced drowning accident lawyer who has a history of successfully representing clients all over North Georgia.

According to the CDC, about 10 people drown every day across the United States in non-boating related accidents, and about one in five of the drowning victims are children under the age of 14. Even accidents that do not result in death can have devastating consequences. When an individual’s brain is deprived of oxygen it can be damaged permanently resulting in a lifetime of medical needs.

Swimming Pools

Georgia residents love to spend time in and around the water – especially when the temperatures climb during those hot summer months. But understanding the dangers around the water and how to prevent and avoid them can prevent tragedy from occurring. Some of the most common hazards to watch for around backyard or public pools and spas or other public swimming areas are:

  • Broken, inefficient, or nonexistent gates or fences
  • Slippery pool decks or docks
  • Cracked or broken bricks or cement around the pool
  • Splintered docks or steps
  • Improper pool maintenance resulting in cloudy or murky pool water
  • Dirty or slimy hot tub or spa water proposing a fall risk
  • Too many people in the water
  • Undertrained or absent lifeguards (in public areas)
  • Depth of water not clearly marked

Keeping your pool or personal dock well maintained and making note of hazards in public swimming areas is the best way to avoid drowning dangers.

Household Drowning Risks

Unfortunately, swimming pools, lakes, and ponds are not the only areas where a drowning can occur. Children can drown in very little water and household drowning risks occur anywhere water is present. The bathtub is the most obvious hazard in your home, but small children can also drown in toilets, buckets, rain barrels – anywhere that a few inches of water or more is collected. Statistics show that children can drown in a very short period of time.

The Law Offices of Casey W. Stevens May Be Able To Help

Nothing can bring back a loved one who has suffered brain damage or has died in a drowning accident, but if a drowning occurred due to the negligence of a property owner or care giver, then a qualified personal injury attorney like Casey W. Stevens can help. The typical medical costs for a near-drowning victim can range from $75,000 for the initial treatment in an emergency room, to $180,000 a year for long-term care. The cost of a single near-drowning that results in brain damage can be in excess of $4.5 million over the course of a lifetime. Attorney Stevens has represented the families of drowning and near drowning victims in North Georgia. He can help you recover funeral or medical costs from negligent parties and force changes to prevent another family from suffering what you are experiencing.

Contact us today for a free case evaluation so that we can provide you with immediate assistance. He can meet with you in any of our 6 metro Atlanta offices, or we will gladly arrange for him to come to you in your home or hospital room.

Contact us for a free case evaluation TODAY! 770-408-6364
Client Reviews
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After being involved and a five car accident I contacted Casey Stevens law firm. I was given his number by a fellow coworker at my job who had used him in the past and was very satisfied with his services. The car accident included myself my husband and my son, the accident was determined to be the fault of two drivers involved in the accident. Casey personally came to my home the next day and said down with me and my family at the kitchen table and went over all the events of the accident. There were months and months of physical therapy, doctor visits injections and while my son had to have his mouth wired after having his jaw broke in three places. Casey and his staff worked continuously on our case and after it was all said and done, they where able to get us over $300,000 in damages. I really want to Thank Casey Stevens and his staff for always being available for phone calls and answering any questions I might have. I will continue to recommend potential clients to Casey Stevens law firm. - Nina F
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Outstanding Attorney. Casey Stevens is outstanding!! Everyone there put me at ease and made me feel that my case was important to them, I was not just another number to them. Their professional staff were always on hand to answer any questions that I had and they sincerely cared about my well being. If I ever need legal help again, you will be my first and only call - Susan